Wage Changes(percent)
Hourly Wages (1998 dollars)19891998
All
90th percentile (high income) 23.72 24.63
50th percentile (middle) 11.30 11.13
20th percentile (poor) 6.79 6.99
Male
90th percentile 26.41 27.20
50th percentile 13.22 12.63
20th percentile 7.82 7.77
Female
90th percentile 19.55 21.14
50th percentile 9.66 9.88
20th percentile 6.25 6.40
Unemployment rates (%)
All5.34.5
White4.53.9
Black11.49.0
Hispanic8.06.9

Source: Economic Policy Institute (epinet.org)